Patti Smith and band

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Do you remember 1975? The Bee Gees leading the charts with ‘Jive talkin’, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ in the cinemas, the horror of the Cambodian Killing fields, the nearing end of bands like The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Velvet Underground, MC5 and The Stooges. And then, without prior notice, there was ‘Horses’, Patti Smith’s debut album. A 980 horsepower album that lasted generations. Her following albums ‘Radio Ethiopia’ (1976), ‘Easter’ (1978) and ‘Wave’ (1979) only consolidated her status of ‘punk poet laureate’. Those four albums would have been enough to give her that lifelong status, but her comeback in 1988 with the song ‘People have the power’ conquered a whole new generation of admiring fans. Lou Reed, Bowie, Marc Bolan, Joe Strummer and Joey Ramon were all in the class of ’75, but Patti is the only one still standing. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch her live on our stage on Monday 5 August, forty-four years later.

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